Monday, April 25, 2011
I am wrapping up one of my journals today. As I flip the pages I can't help but reflect on what I have been through and how I have changed in the past year and a half. Some of it has me singing the lyrics to songs I have put here. Some reflections on heartache makes me weep. My art journals have many names and uses. They are a place I go to to be soothed to rest and to get inspired and reflect. When I want to learn more about something my art journal contains all the facts and my responses. Collages, scraps ephemera of my journey are all glued in place. A visual chronicle of my life are contained here. Some folks reminisce at the beginning of a new year. I do at the end of a journal.
If I could sum up the journey recorded here. I would say I decided what my treasure was. I drew up a map. I kept my focus with a can do attitude. I took responsibility for my own happiness. I found Joy!!!
I hope to encourage others to discover and express the artist that they are.
Art journaling is an excellent form to work out your dreams, Discover Joy, It is a no-fail art playground. I hope you all are having fun with it.
Posted by Valerie at 9:16 AM